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Nespresso descaling

Descaling Nespresso

Over time, limescale will develop in your Nespresso machine. This is caused by lime particles that are in the water. Therefore, regular descaling of your Nespresso descaling is essential. will explain how to descale your coffee machine and how to prevent limescale from now on.

Descaling your Nespresso coffee machine in 5 steps

Removing limescale is easy: follow our step-by-step plan. You can use a special Nespresso descaling kit to descale your coffee machine. Of course, it is also possible to use a universal descaling agent.

Step 1: Use a Nespresso descaling set

Turn the Nespresso device on and wait until the lights no longer flash. Fill the water reservoir with 500 ml of water and the descaling agent. Place a bowl underneath the device to collect the water.

Step 2: Descaling your Nespresso

Press the buttons on your coffee machine simultaneously for three seconds. The lights will all start flashing. This is how to start the descaling programme of your Nespresso. Press the ‘large cup of coffee’ (Lungo) button to start the flushing.

Step 3: Restarting the flushing process

Your coffee machine will continue flushing until the water reservoir is empty. Then fill it again. Empty the bowl that you used to collect the water and place it back underneath the Nespresso machine. Restart the flushing process by pressing the Lungo button.

Step 4: cleaning the Nespresso

Take the water reservoir from the machine, rinse it with clean water and refill. This time use water only. Empty the bowl that you used to collect the water. Place both the reservoir and the bowl back. Flush the machine once again.

Step 5: descaling menu

Your Nespresso has been descaled and is entirely clean now. To deactivate the descaling menu, press the two buttons simultaneously for three seconds. You can now use your coffee machine again as usual.

No more descaling of your Nespresso, thanks to a water softener

The descaling process for your coffee machine is fairly easy, but bear in mind that you must also descale your other household appliances. Your shower head, kettle, washing machine and iron will be affected by limescale. Using a water softener, you no longer need to descale your Nespresso and other appliances.

The Amfa4000® water descaler ensures that no new limescale will be built up in your appliances and it will remove existing limescale. Also you will be given a ten year full warranty on the Amfa4000®. More information about the purchase of a water softener can be found on the page’s costs and installation.

Your questions about descaling answered

My coffee tastes funny after the descaling. How is that possible?

Sometimes your coffee will have a somewhat bitter flavour after the descaling of the Nespresso. In that case, once again flush your entire coffee machine. Possibly, some lime residue remained or there is a bit of the descaling agent left in the machine.

Why is there limescale in my Nespresso?

Limescale is a consequence of hard water. If you do not have a water softener, then your water is ‘hard’. This means that it contains tiny lime particles. These particles cannot be seen, but they cause limescale. The particles can be identified as a white deposit in your household appliances. In order to remove this, you must descale the Nespresso. The harder your water, the more often this process must be repeated. Find out about the water hardness in your area.

How can I prevent lime from being built up in my Nespresso?

Of course, descaling your Nespresso is a temporary solution. If you want to prevent limescale, the best thing to do is to purchase a water softener. This device will bind lime to calcium and magnesium ions, ensuring your equipment will not be damaged.

Ordering your water descaler online

Prevent limescale from being built up in your Nespresso machine. At you can order the Amfa4000® water descaler. This will protect the appliances you have in your home and will ensure that you save costs. Read more about the advantages and functioning.

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